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Barbara B. Depena

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Humanities Division

Chinese Language Program To Emphasize Cohesion

New Director of the Chinese Language Program Jennifer L. C. Liu has named fostering a greater sense of community among associated faculty members as her major priority since taking the helm of the program this fall.


Alumnus Donates 'Outsider' Art

The Harvard Art Museums announced a gift of 38 pieces of artwork Monday to supplement the University’s existing contemporary American art collection.

Student Life

Harvard Events Commemmorate 10th Anniversary of Sept. 11 Attacks

During a series of events Sunday, the University commemorated the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, mirroring similar events around the country as it remembered a day that has become a defining moment of the past decade.


Focusing on the Arab World

Some professors say that the College is ill-equipped to offer a comprehensive undergraduate education on the modern Middle East.


Paul Farmer Calls for Compassion at Kennedy School Class Day

University Professor Paul E. Farmer challenged graduates to find ways to incorporate compassion and persistence into the development of future public policies.

Social Sciences Division

Peretz Faces Dual Legacy

Widely criticized for inflammatory comments, Peretz is fiercely defended by colleagues and former students.

Commencement 2011

AIDS Leads to Stigma on Campus

Although numerous suites in Mather House continue to share adjoining bathrooms, Lorelee S. Stewart ’86 recalls an instance in which the dorm room design was deemed unacceptable: a room of straight male students refused to use the same facilities as their gay neighbors for fear of being exposed to AIDS.


Mahindra Humanities Center Opens

University President Drew G. Faust, Professor Homi K. Bhabha, and other members of the Harvard community celebrated the inauguration of ...


Professors Use Skype for Office Hours

McCormick is among a growing number of faculty members who supplement their regular office hours with additional time slots for students to contact them virtually.

Office of Career Services

Student Petition Seeks Support for the Arts

In a petition circulated throughout House and extracurricular e-mail lists, Abhishek J. Bose-Kolanu ’11 is soliciting greater College support for student artists.

Humanities Division

Classics Professor Defends Middle School Latin Program

Classics Professor Richard F. Thomas joined students, parents, and other Massachusetts professors yesterday evening at a public hearing at F.A. Day Middle School, urging the Newton Public School Committee to reconsider the implementation of a proposed budget that would eliminate Latin courses at the middle school level.

Humanities Division

New Medieval Library Inaugurated

Members of the Harvard community gathered yesterday in the Barker Center to celebrate the inauguration of the Dumbarton Oaks Medieval Library.

Folklore and Mythology

Folklore Department Explores Options for Creative Thesis

Beginning next year, seniors in the Department of Folklore and Mythology will have the option to either complete a traditional written analysis or pursue another medium of representing their time within the concentration.


Classics Department Faces Faculty Gaps

Faced with the recent departure of about a quarter of its faculty, the Classics Department expects that it will take several years to fill the positions, according to Classics Department Chair John M. Duffy.

Humanities Division

Cleaning up a Classic: ‘Huckleberry Finn’ Revised

As a national debate simmers over a new, sanitized version of the American classic “Adventures of Huckleberry Finn,” members of the Harvard community say they are skeptical of the new edition of the novel.